Mattress Shopping Guide

A mattress is a big purchase that can be overwhelming to purchase. There are so many mattress types, and mattress sizes, so you need to be prepared before you start shopping around.

Start by determining your budget and your needs.

Think about how well you sleep. Do you toss and turn a lot, do you wake up multiple times , or do you wake up sore and stiff? Those are signs that you need a new mattress. Before you start looking, think about your budget and your needs.

Do your homework.

Research your options before you purchase a mattress. Selecting the right type and size mattress that fits your needs and go from there.

Pick the right type of store.

Look at places that sell mattresses. Search for a retailer that can give you the right information and attention. If you are unsure of where to shop, start by asking your friends and family for suggestions.

Use the sale associates.

Work with knowledgeable sales people who are able to guide you through different mattress choices. Ask questions and look for detailed explanations when they are needed. If you feel that your sales person isn’t really knowledgeable or helpful, take your business elsewhere.

Take your mattress for a test drive.

Once you are in the store, do the sleep test. Take off your shoes, and lie down on various mattresses that you selected and do so in different positions. Be sure to wear comfortable pants so you can move around.

Go that extra mile.

During your test drive, spend extra time in your sleeping position. It can take about 15 minutes to fully relax enough to feel the support that is being offered. Don’t rush it. The more time you take, the less likely you will end up with buyer’s remorse.

Make sure you get a great pillow as well.